The Review

July 2020 Issue



When a ‘Like’ Is Not a ‘Like’: A New Fragmented Approach to Data Controllership

In Fashion ID, the CJEU held that an operator of a website featuring a Facebook ‘Like’ button is a data controller jointly with Facebook in collecting and transmitting personal data to Facebook, but Facebook alone is a data controller for any subsequent data processing. We question whether this ‘fragmented’ controllership helps to achieve the goal of 'no gaps' in the protection of individuals.

Monika Zalnieriute & Genna Churches

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book reviews

Review of Gardner, John, From Personal Life to Private Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, viii + 242 pp, hb £31.49.

John Gardner draws on an eclectic range of examples from literature, cinema, and television to offer philosophical reflections on questions such as: What is the value of friendship? Why apologise? What does any of this have to do with the legal resolution of a contractual dispute or the law governing compensation for automobile accidents? Everything, Gardner argues.

Sina Akbari

Review of Arthurs, Harry W., Connecting the Dots: The Life of an Academic Lawyer, Montreal & Kingston: McGill‐Queen's University Press/Toronto: the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2019, 170 pp, hb £33.00. Twining, William, Jurist In Context: A Memoir, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, 382 pp, pb £24.99.

Autobiographies of law professors are like buses: one waits a long time, then two come along at once. There have been memorable biographies in the UK, but in the Commonwealth, there has never been, as far as I know, a full length, cradle to great age, autobiography. Why might an autobiography of a law professor now be of interest?

Hugh Collins

The Review

Published July 2020
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Volume 83
Issue 4
Print ISSN 0026-7961
Online ISSN 1468-2230

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